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Pink’s hands out free hot dogs during Toluca Lake holiday event

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Pink's handed out free hotdogs during Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Pink’s handed out free hot dogs during Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

A lot of holiday cheer and great food at the festive Toluca Lake Holiday Open House , “Let There Be Light,” last night. Pink’s free hot dogs was one of the major attractions. Hundreds lined up for the famous dogs.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Crowds gathered at the Pink's tent for free hotdogs at Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Crowds gathered at the Pink’s tent for free hot dogs at Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

Pink’s main location is at La Brea and Melrose Avenues in Hollywood, where they have been selling their prized hot dogs since 1939. Lately, the family run company has branched out to other locations as well as into the catering business.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- A Pink's staffer showed off one of its famous hot dogs at the Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — A Pink’s staffer showed off one of its famous hot dogs at the Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

The Pink’s tent began serving free wieners at 5:45 p.m. yesterday and the word spread fast among the crowds that strolled Riverside Drive.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Pink's fans of all ages enjoyed free hot dogs at the Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Pink’s fans of all ages enjoyed free hot dogs at the Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

By 7:35 p.m. the Pink’s tent had passed out its supply of 1,000 hotdogs! Despite the large crowds and long lines, Aileen Watanabe, director of social media and catering for Pink’s, says the giveaway “went very well.” A shout out to some very polite and organized Los Angeles Police Department cadets who kept the lines orderly and moving. Watanabe says the giveaway was a joint venture with the hot dog producer Hoffy, Pink’s, and the office of Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Aileen Watanabe director of social media and catering for Pink's at Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Aileen Watanabe director of social media and catering for Pink’s at Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

More on the Toluca Lake Open House coming.

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